Polarity Bear Tours the Zoo: A Central Park Adventure

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  • ISBN-13: 9780692015520
  • Publisher: Polarity Bear Books
  • Publication date: 12/30/2011
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 815,927
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    First off let me say that the illustrations in this picture book

    First off let me say that the illustrations in this picture book are simply stunning.  The expressions and detail bring life to the text and make you feel like you are looking through a photo album rather than through a book.  Exquisite would be an appropriate word to describe them, and yes, I am jealous.

    Now about the story.  Polarity Bear is a very lonely and bored bear indeed.  You see she is housed in the Central Park Zoo, in a cramped cage where she is nothing more than a spectacle to the passer-bys.  She is all alone and has nothing to occupy her time.  One night due to a magical fluke she makes her escape and celebrates in her surroundings.

    Her first stop is the sea lion pool where she indulges in a swim herself.  The sea lions play a game with her causing her to turn black and blue, so she wisely makes her escape from them and continues on her journey.  Her tour then leads her passed caged monkeys and birds which she  cordially greets. She wanders along and is mesmerized by the Delacorte Clock she encounters. She dances and spins and mirrors the movement of the clock, all the while experiencing a great feeling of freedom, frivolity and pure joy .  However, her out-of-control dance antics force her to give up and continue  on her adventure, passed trees and bushes until she stops before the park's famous Carousel.  Her eyes shine with delight as she gears up and hops on board for the ride of her life.

    Polarity learns a great life lesson that night in the midst of her holiday celebration. She realizes that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, or in her case, her cage.  She decides then and there that she needs to go back to her cage, appreciate the habitat she has been given, and like Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz, declare unequivocally that ..."There is no place like home."  

     On her return Polarity finds out she is in for a life-changing surprise that will bring her unending happiness, contentment and gratefulness for the rest of her days.

    This sweet bedtime story is told in lyrical verse and is great for both young, budding readers to read  on their own or as a perfect read aloud for story time or bedtime.  I highly recommend this book.

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